07 November 2008

Photo Hunt - Together




The theme for this week's Photo Hunt is together. This Sunday the the people of UK come together to commemorate our war dead. These photos were taken at the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey today

73 comments:

Photo Cache said...

Oh what a very nice take on the theme, since the world did come together to remember their dearly departed at the beginning of this month.

Happy weekend.

Sue said...

We remember our war dead on the 11th. Lest we forget....

Excellent take on the theme and have a great weekend!

marcia@joyismygoal said...

I love this weeks theme of together, very powerful strong shots w/ lots of meaning

Carver said...

Moving take on the theme Jams. I hope you have a good weekend.

ian said...

i hope we'll never have wars again that will claim this many lives... may they rest in peace. may WE all rest in peace...

have a great weekend =]

Leslie said...

Ahhhh.... Good one Jams. :) Hope your weekend is going well. Saw your intruder cat pic - we have two and they are driving Pyewacket bananas.

I bought a spray can of cat deterrent - um, NOT very efective.

Round One to the intruders, zero to screaming Pye.

Expat Traveler said...

Wow - I think Canada and the UK are big on Remembrance day... Those are some great captures and finds!

keeyit said...

A very meaningful post.

littlepolaris said...

Nice take! Remembering the heroes that die for protecting the country together.

What are those little bags actually?

littlepolaris said...

Ooopps....! When I look closer, then only I notice those are cross. But at one glance it sure does looks like mini bag maybe carrying a blessing for the dead.

Yen said...

This is very nice,Jam! Heart warming too. Thanks for sharing;)

Have a good weekend!

Blur Mommy said...

A very meaningful post. Thanks for sharing. Happy weekend!

Bonggamom said...

Wow. I didn't realize what they were. So many....that's a sobering thought. Thanks for tackling this subject and reminding us what we have to be grateful for.

SabineM said...

Amazing... too many dead ;(

Rach said...

that's a lovely take on the theme, especially as, without wanting to sound much older than I am, the youth of today do not seem to comprehend what these men and women sacrificed for us.

julie said...

nice concept and very memorable too. We have celebrated this last weekend, Nov 1 and 2.

Sarge Charlie said...

thank you for sharing this one jams, I enlarged the photo prior to reading what you said. I recognized the Poppy, and remember Flanders field.

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
— Lt.-Col. John McCrae

Sarge Charlie said...

just so you know, this is site of the week in my book.

YTSL said...

My initial reaction was how beautiful are your photos. Then, upon realizing what they were of, I got to thinking how so very sad... :S

Napaboaniya said...

A very meaningful get-together to commemorate the dead from the war.
Great take on the theme :)

TorAa said...

Hurray
great entry

Bengbeng said...

my post this week is a little similar but less of such a serious nature. it is sad indeed to remember those no longer with us

SASSY MOM said...

nice take for this week's theme. happy weekend!

RJ Flamingo said...

I also initially got a geometric. Then I looked closely and I got it even without reading your description. This just touches me deeply.

Well done.

Anonymous said...

Fills you with despair.

Amazing Gracie said...

It took so many brave souls to bring about peace. It's a shame that we can't remember more often...what is that phrase? "Those who fail to remember the past are doomed to repeat it..." I think that's correct. This is just one reason why I feel such a kindred spirit with our UK brethren.
~~~Blessings~~~

LibertyBelle said...

I was wondering why all the news journalists on the BBC have been wearing poppies all week! What a beautiful idea for the theme and beautiful photos too.
Happy weekend
L

Carin said...

Too many!! Good thing to remember together. We must never forget!

Have a great weekend.

bintang said...

That's a great shot for a sad event

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone!

Anonymous said...

Impressive shots, memorable event...

Forever Foster said...

This was a sobering take on the theme. In Australia we come together on the 11th. We must not forget.

Tanchi said...

too many..:)
seeing the photo as one:)
not one by one:)

good job

happy weekend:)

SHOTS OF A FRUSTRATED IT STUDENT

Lynn said...

Most unique take I've seen so far.

Maureen Hayes said...

What a different take on together, on so many levels!! Thanks for a thought provoking post. We will be remembering our war dead on the 11th here, and I hope we get a turn out this large!

check out my post:

http://beingchronicallyillisapill.blogspot.com/2008/11/photo-hunters-together-with-celebrities.html

Thanks!
Maureen

Anonymous said...

Superb! There are no other words for it!

Hootin' Anni said...

Oh my.....Jams, this is chilling, but oh so touching and quite humbling to say the least.

Happy Hunting!

Anonymous said...

Yes! Together in remembrance. Here in Oz we celebrate Remembrance Day on the 11th of the 11th - Thank you for sharing your Remembrance Day.

While I am opposed to war, I have the highest respect for those who have fought for our country.

The Social Frog said...

Wow, amazing, yet very sad...Thanks for visiting my blog :)

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone. Armistice day is also celebrated. In paritcular it being teh 90th anniversary this year

June said...

Very sobering...good choice for this week...

Annie said...

Wonderful post. The photos are very moving.

DanielCtw said...

Lookin at this post... I see unity, I see togetherness...

Daisy said...

What a solemn occasion. I hope those who made the ultimate sacrifice for country are never forgotten.

Sabine said...

Wow! That's a great choice - and great photos - for the theme this week. Wonderful! :)
Have a good weekend Jams!

Frugal Grandma said...

A powerful reminder that freedom isn't free - great photos for this week's theme!

Liz said...

Excellent choice. Great photos.

In answer to your question, yes, it is jmb and leslie - but jmb is shy about her photo being shown!

PastorMac's Ann said...

A poignant set of photos for the together theme this week. May their sacrifice never be forgotten

Gattina said...

That's terribly impressive !! Would have been good pictures for the blog peace movement !

Sarge Charlie said...

Jams, I ripped you off, I will use your photo for my 11/11/08 post

Dragonstar said...

Very emotive Jams. So many...

Mrs Mecomber said...

Amazing photos, although very sad meaning.

Mrs. Mecomber
http://newyorktraveler.net/photo-hunters-together/

Mariposa said...

Another perspective of the theme...

Nice one!

Kanani said...

Great lead-in piece and interesting perspective on the shots.

Jan said...

It's sad there are so many, but wonderful they're remembered. Our Memorial Day is in May, our Veteran Day is this month, on the 11th.

diXymiss said...

Riveting images. A powerful, moving, poignant post, Jams.

Loved the poem Sarge shared.

Smalltown RN said...

we will be celebrating Rememberance Day on Nov 11th...like England this is a day we celebrate and give thanks to those who gave their lives for our country....great photo

Brine Queen said...

great take on the theme... when people come together, they can create some powerful things.

Natalie said...

How very powerful!

Patsy said...

These are wonderful shots. Interesting how the crosses and poppies are done.
We remember on Nov. 11 with Veterans Day.
There will be flags placed at the crosses in the National Cemetaries. Always an awesome sight also.
Thanks for this reminder that is takes the world to have peace, and for dropping by earlier.

JO said...

let there be peace on earth!

A single entry for Friday Fun and Photo Hunt for me this week...

Colin Campbell said...

Great photos Jams. Remembrance Day is less visible here. The kids have events next week at school.

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

So many..so many.
Never forgotten.
~ The Bunch

Debbie said...

Sobering...

Sammawow said...

Very powerful shots - excellent take on the theme! Our Veteran's Day is next week.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone!

jams o donnell said...

Sarge feel free!

girasoli said...

Wonderful idea for this week's theme and very moving.

ELASTICWAISTBANDLADY said...

My younger kids had a Veteran's Day presentation at school on Friday. It culminated in a big drive for items to send to the soldiers stationed overseas.

I for one was really happy to see the school recognizing the sacrifices of these soldiers/heroes.

ipanema said...

great take on the theme! thanks for the visit. :)

jams o donnell said...

THanks everyone. That was a nice gesture on the part of the school EWBL

Marites said...

they sure a tight together. it's a good reminder for us not to take our freedom for granted.

Heart of Rachel said...

Great photos. A great way to honor the people who perished during the war.